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Treating Children at the Border with Care and Kindness

In Deming, NM, we are in transit shelters focused on the unique needs of children

A 7-year-old girls smiles as she stands outside her school building in El Salvador. The girl is wearing a crisp white shirt and her hair is styled half-up and half down. Through Sponsorship, Save the Children runs programs in El Salvador that help children from early childhood to early adulthood. Our programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Photo credit: Victoria Zegler/Save the Children, April 2018.
Sponsor a Child from El Salvador

You can help children in El Salvador grow up healthy, educated and safe

Raaina* wears a red dress with blue hearts the sleeves and stands in front of a school building in Iraq that is sprayed with bullet holes. War and conflict has put Raaina and her siblings at great risk, and their father constantly fears for their saftey. Children in Iraq have often witnessed or experienced violence, and left their homes in terrifying circumstances. The siblings go to a school that Save the Children is helping to rehabilitate. Photo credit: Noelle Ibarra / Save the Children, Feb 2018. *Name changed for protection.
Stop the War on Children

1 in 5 children in the world is lives in a conflict zone

A young boy from El Salvador looks towards a window, his face hidden from view. The boy and his family were forced from their home when a gang threatened their lives.    *Name changed for protection. Photo credit: Tom Pilston/Save the Children, May 2017.
Violence and Poverty is Driving Families to Seek Safety

El Salvador has one of the highest child homicide rates in the world

A mother holds her child in one arm and a red Save the Children bag is the other. Her family is displaced in a refugee camp and the items in this bag, including soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving supplies, shampoo and diapers, can provide comfort during the most difficult times. Save the Children’s gift catalog contains a Refugee Comfort Kit product as well as other health and emergency relief gifts.   Photo credit: Save the Children
Shop for a Cause

This gift can help comfort a refugee family who has lost everything

Eleven-year-old Djeneba, a sixth grade student, sits inside her classroom in Mali. She is smiling, colorfully dressed and ready to learn. Photo credit: Talitha Brauer / Save the Children, 2017.
Global Childhood Report: Changing Lives in Our Lifetime

The 2019 report celebrates dramatic progress for children

Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013.
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Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. HEALTH

Every child deserves a healthy start. Thanks to giving people like you, 33 million children are growing up healthy, nourished and treated for childhood killers like pneumonia.

Explore the results you’ve helped make possible and how you can help more children survive and thrive.

Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. EDUCATION

Every child deserves the chance to learn. Your generosity is helping 9.7 million girls and boys develop the critical skills they need for success in school – and life.

Learn more about our education work, what we’ve achieved and why it’s so important.

Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. PROTECTION

The world can be a dangerous place – and every child deserves to be protected. Thanks to you, we’re keeping 3.1 million children safe from harms like abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.

Be inspired by the stories of the most vulnerable among us – and help us reach millions more!

Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013. EMERGENCY

When crisis strikes, children are most vulnerable. Your support ensures we’re always at the ready to respond to their needs – so their childhoods can continue. Last year, we aided 10 million children in crisis.

Get the facts on our recent emergency responses, here in the U.S. and around the world.






















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